hardiness

Hardiness is a quality of being tough, rugged, or vigorous. Your hardiness means you're able to work all day on your family's farm, even when it's extremely hot out.

The noun hardiness comes from hardy, which was originally defined as "bold and daring in battle," from a root that means "hard." An important quality in a soldier or fighter is hardiness, the ability to keep going despite difficulties and challenges. When we talk about the hardiness of plants, we mean their resistance to disease or drought.

Definitions of hardiness
  1. noun
    the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
    synonyms: lustiness, robustness, validity
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    strength
    the property of being physically or mentally strong
  2. noun
    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    “the plan required great hardiness of heart”
    synonyms: boldness, daring, hardihood
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    Antonyms:
    timidity, timorousness
    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
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    adventurousness, venturesomeness
    the trait of being adventurous
    daredevilry, daredeviltry
    boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    audaciousness, audacity, temerity
    fearless daring
    brazenness, shamelessness
    behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
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    fearlessness
    the trait of feeling no fear
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